Heart FM scammed in Holland

2013-04-28 14:00

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Cape Town radio station Heart 104.9 FM has been left with egg on its face after offering listeners Beyoncé concert tickets, which turned out to be fake, as a competition prize.

Winners Robin May, Zhorina Isaacs and Ghakeem Christians flew to Amsterdam with 2007 Idols winner Jodi Williams, Heart FM DJ Suga and the station’s traffic anchor, Julian Naidoo.

But they didn’t get into the Ziggo Dome – a 17 000-seat indoor arena where Beyoncé was staging the Amsterdam leg of her Mrs Carter tour – because the tickets they were waiting for turned out to be fake.

Initially, Heart FM kept the debacle quiet.

City Press contacted Naidoo for comment on Wednesday.

He responded on Thursday with a clip from an on-air interview he had done that morning.

In the radio interview, Naidoo said that the group arrived in Amsterdam on Monday and went to meet the men who supposedly had their tickets.

“As it turned out, these guys were fake and were keeping us hanging there. The long and short of it all is that the tickets never arrived.”

They called Heart FM management, which managed to get real tickets to Beyoncé’s Thursday-night show in Paris.

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